Almost everybody and everything goes through a financial tight spot. The official version of Thunder, which is printed and distributed in Hamilton, is no exception. I recently had two birthdays and a Mother’s day to celebrate. I love to celebrate, but of course; as a student, there is a budget to consider.
So this post, which is made up of the listings that would normally go into an issue, will be published on here and on my Facebook. This is what I consider the blog/ electronic portion of Thunder, so I’m also toying with the idea of posting the latest 2 issues here. If I do, everyone will be notified because I am really excited for the upcoming ones.
May 25th. The Nailheads, At What Cost, And Beta 58’s play the Devil’s Cellar. (Downstairs of the Celts’s pub.) $5 and All Ages because of a preceding event. The event listing says that there are more bands to be announced.
May 26th. The Nailheads, Web Society, The Rebel Arms, Beta 58’s and At What Cost play the Doors Pub. Show starts at 9:00pm, and admission is $5. 19+.
May 27th. Skatalyst, Not, Ghetto Blaster, and Small Town Get Up play This Ain’t Hollywood in Sunday skaSlamfest 11. Show starts at 3:00pm, and it’s $6 to get in.
May 29th. Rackula, The Brixton Robbers, Maladroit, Bourbon DK, and At What Cost play the Casbah Lounge. It’s $5 admission, and bands start at 8:30.
May 31st. Adelleda, Useless ID, and Fortune Cookie play the Casbah Lounge. Bands start at 8:00pm, and it’s $10.
June 1st. The Coven are playing as part of the series A Gothic and Industrial Night. The show takes place at Doors Pub, and cover is $5. Must 19 or over.
June 2nd. Ab Irato, The Pre-Nods, At What Cost, and Jenkum play City Lights. Doors open at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10, and it’s a 19+ event.
Also on June 2nd: Volk, Dimensions, Quiet Lakes, Unbowed, and Argus Panoptes play the Doors Pub. It’s $10 to get in, bands start at 8:15pm, and it’s 19+.
June 3rd. The Southern Famine Tour comes to Hamilton. This event will be held at Doors Pub, and features Swords Of Texas, Eyeswithoutaface, Lung, and The Blind Surgeons Operation. Event poster says more bands to be announced. $5 admission. Must be 19 or over. Start time is 8:00pm.
June 9th. The ‘Real’ Royal Tour comes to Hamilton. The Royal Crowns are celebrating their CD release with this tour, and opening for them are blues two-piece Frankie and Jimmy; and The Hellbent Rockers. There is a workshop before the performances, entitled ‘Rockabilly Jive.’ All I know right now is the price, which is $10.
June 10th. Meh, The Rebel Arms, Bourbon DK, and The Blind Cats play Crash Landing Basement. $5 at the door and All Ages. Starts at 3:00pm.
June 14th-17th. Burlington Sound Of Music Festival. This year’s line-up features the Arkells, Wintersleep, Mother Mother, and more. Admission is free. I recommend going to soundofmusic.ca for details, as there are quite a few.
June 15th and 16th. Invasion Infernale Fest. A Two Day Black/ Viking Metal Festival. Day 1 is at The Doors Pub and kicks off at 7:00pm. Bands featured are Korrupt and Pagan Ritual. Day 2 is at The Corktown. Bands playing that day include Unbowed and Volk. This day also starts at 7:00pm. Must 19 or older to attend. Now, you can pay separately both days, which totals to $25, or buy a pass for $20. Passes go on sell today at Books and Beats; and at Dr. Disc. Only 50 passes are available.
Also on June 15th. As part of NXNE, Daps Records is putting on a showcase at Sneaky Dee’s. Bands will include Hussy, Cartoons, and Odonis Odonis. There is not a ticket price listed, but start time is listed as 7:00pm.
June 24th. Endow, Snakecharmer, Dismantle, and Laid To Rest play Sunday Slamfest 12. No further details at this time.
June 29th-July 2nd. It’s Your Festival. No word on who will be performing for 2012. But I attended last year and saw Rackula and Spoiled Rotten. It says on their website to check back for performers and schedule, so here is the site: itsyourfestival.ca
July 20th. Class Assassins play Crash Landing. More information as it becomes available.
July 28th. Grim City Punk Rock Party and Skate Jam. Features Adelleda, Web Society, Rebel Arms, and more. This event will be held at Grimsby Skate Park. No monetary admission, but there is a food drive that needs donations. Everything kicks off at 1:00pm.
July 29th. Skullians play Crash Landing. More information as it becomes available.
It’s summer to me when it’s warm and there are lots of shows. So be sure to head out while it’s nice and support the music in this province.